Governor Pence Statement Following Second Reading of HB 1609


Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement after the second reading of HB 1609, State Board of Education.

“For the sake of our kids, education in Indiana must function at the highest levels. Our administration took the first step to restore harmony in education governance by dissolving the Center for Education and Career Innovation, and we called on the General Assembly to give members of the State Board of Education the opportunity to choose their own Chair. By advancing HB 1609 on the House floor today, members of the General Assembly took an important step toward achieving this reform. I applaud Representative Jud McMillin for his efforts in moving this important legislation and urge members to support HB 1609 when it comes to the floor next week.”